This fusible beads craft is currently the most popular form of art with both Julia and Adrian. These tiny hollow beads require precise fine-motor control and extreme carefulness as with the slightest movement of the craft-board, the beads fly all over since they do not stick together until they are fused with the iron! Invite your child to use own creativity to bring pixel art to life or offer a pattern from a Pixel Craft book (buy here).
With this pixel art, the child develops fine-motor control and hand-eye coordination.
These beads are also great to practice math skills for sorting, patterning, and counting.
A child would arrange beads in a pattern on a pegboard, creating own design.
Next, to fuse the beads together, you would place a thin see-through ironing paper (comes with a pegboard-buy here ) on top of the beads to prevent the beads from melting onto the iron.
Make sure that the iron is not too hot, & iron just enough to fuse the edges of beads together.
With these beads, a child brings the tiny world of pixel art to life!
What else to do with these piny hollow beads? Offer a child to color sort the beads using a cupcake or a muffin pan, count them, or use these tiny beads for the estimation jar with older children. And, let your child explore their creativity and express their artistic side by bringing pixel art to life!